Gertrude of Andrechs-Meran (c. 1185–1213)

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Gertrude of Andrechs-Meran (c. 1185–1213)

Queen of Hungary. Name variations: Gertrude of Meran. Born around 1185; murdered in September 1213 by nobles; daughter of Bertold or Berchtold III of Andrechs, marquis of Meran, count of Tirol, and duke of Carinthia and Istria, and Agnes of Dedo ; sister of Agnes of Meran (d. 1201), Hedwig of Silesia (1174–1243), and Eckembert, bishop of Bamberg; became first wife of Andrew II, king of Hungary (r. 1205–1235), before 1203; children: Elizabeth of Hungary (1207–1231) and Bela IV (1206–1270), king of Hungary (r. 1235–1270). Andrew II's second wife was Yolande de Courtenay (d. 1233); his third wife was Beatrice d'Este (d. 1245).